Chelsea boost Premier League chances with the arrival of Saul Niguez

Saul Niguez of Atletico de Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Saul Niguez of Atletico de Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) /

Chelsea concluded their summer transfers with the arrival of Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico Madrid. Niguez follows Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge, strengthening Chelsea’s chances of winning the Premier League. The club have an option to buy the 26-year-old at the end of his loan deal.

Niguez gave his thoughts on arriving in southwest London, via the club’s official website:

"I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea. Blues fans, I am one of you now and I can’t wait to wear the shirt, start training and see all of you. See you soon!"

Thomas Tuchel has recruited another winner to his talented squad. During his time at Atleti, Niguez won plenty of silverware, including the Europa League twice, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups; Atletico Madrid also won the Spanish La Liga last season, a campaign masterminded by Diego Simeone.

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According to, every bookmaker prices Chelsea as second-favourites, behind Manchester City to win the Premier League.

The same website prices the Blues as fourth favourites to win the Champions League behind Paris Saint-Germain, Man City, and Bayern Munich. The Chelsea manager would go down in the club’s history if he were to retain Europe’s premier club competition.

The UEFA Champions League committee drew the Blues in Group H, with Juventus, Malmo, and Zenit.

The Spanish midfielder is an exciting player, and The Top Flight looks forward to watching him play in the Premier League. Tuchel may have felt his side should have won the top-of-the-league clash at Anfield last weekend. A 1-1 draw maintains Chelsea’s unbeaten run.

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Chelsea’s next Premier League fixture is on Saturday 11th September, when they host Aston Villa in an evening kick-off. Villa won the last encounter 2-1 at Villa Park, and we will preview the fixture next week.